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htaccess rule for favicon.ico in subdirectory

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Hello,

I'm looking for an htaccess rule for adding unique favicons to a subdirectory. I have many subdirectories on a primary domain name:

www.domain.com/this1
www.domain.com/this2
www.domain.com/this3
www.domain.com/this4

etc..

I would like each subdirectory (recursively) to have it's own favicon without editing the HTML.

ie:

www.domain.com/this1 // gets the favicon: /icons/this1.ico
www.domain.com/this2 // gets the favicon: /icons/this2.ico
www.domain.com/this3 // gets the favicon: /icons/this3.ico
www.domain.com/this4 // gets the favicon: /icons/this4.ico

 I'm not good with htaccess rules, but I'm pretty sure this is possible. Thanks for any help!
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Question by:Mahdii7
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by:caterham_www
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Do you use cookies to store the state if someone requests a subdir or not? Otherwise, since http is a stateless protocol, how would you know if a client requests /favicon.ico that there was a previous request for /this1/?
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by:Mahdii7
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Sorry for the late reply.

I don't think I make myself clear. I'm looking for this (no idea how to code htaccess) on REHL/Apache:

Thanks!!
domain.com/this1/.htaccess // subdir .htaccess
 // Contents
 rewrite URL if it's domain.com/favicon.ico
 change to domain.com/this1/favicon.ico
 // this1 is static, that's fine. this1 also contains hundreds of pages I don't want to add meta tags with favicon info to
 
domain.com/.htaccess // root dir htaccess
 // contents
 (blank, just grab default favicon)

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Again, HTTP is a stateless protocol, your concept can't work. The request of the html page and its embedded resources or other resources such as a favicon are different, completely separate requests.

BTW: domain.com/this1/.htaccess isn't read at all, if domain.com/favicon.ico was requested since the request has no connections to the subdirectory.
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by:Mahdii7
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Thanks. Too bad, but I understand.

I know that domain/favicon.ico is the only accepted request, I just was hoping there was a way to bypass writing in meta tags for favicon placement in my documents. Oh well.
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